400 gr. lentils,
4 tablespoons margarine,
2 large onions,
200 gr. minced meat,
2 large tomatoes or 2 tablespoons, tomato paste,
8 glasses meat stock or water,
2 teaspoons salt,
J/2 teaspoon pepper
Soak the lentils in water for a couple of hours. Melt the margarine in a saucepan. Add finely chopped onions and lightly brown them. Add the meat, salt and pepper. Cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the juice evaporates. Add peeled and chopped tomatoes or tomato paste and meat stock or water. Cover and let simmer.
Drain the lentils. Put them in 2 litres of boiling water. Cook for 20 minutes. Drain and add to the meat. Cover and cook on low heat for 45-50 minutes, until the lentils are soft.
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